Authored by Georges Abi-Heila via Medium. Or at least better off than his or her parents. Carr, economist at the University of Massachusetts Now the goal of this article is not to languish and complain.
Nonetheless, the report is interesting for what it does show. I am passing on a number of suggestions to them as to how to make the report better.
Mortgage Monitor Bullet The flawed american dream It now takes Despite the recent tightening, housing on average across the U. Even if home prices were to stay flat, another 0. Even more noteworthy is the increasing delta between affordability today and California's own long-term averages.
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At the start ofjust two states — California and Hawaii — were less affordable than their long-term norms. As of today, 10 states have passed those benchmarks and another six are within 1. Interesting but Flawed The stats are interesting but there are a number of fundamental flaws in the reporting.
Median income and payments should be compared to median home prices, preferably by metro-area, but minimally by state. A few charts will highlight the issues.
My charts are flawed as well. I used new home prices even though existing home prices would be a better fit because Fred history on existing sales only dates to September of Let's try one more thing.
Real median household income has been flat. Home prices sure haven't been.
Using nominal wages to calculate "affordability" is a mistake. The CPI is hugely understated because it does not include home prices.
Those in school or paying for their own medical insurance would also dispute the CPI. And what about rising property taxes? Affordability vs Payment Stress Consider a person who bought a house 20 years ago with a year mortgage and refinanced lower three times without pulling any cash out.
Such a house is not more affordable today in any realistic sense even though payments by the original homeowner are less. That person has more money to spend and less mortgage payment stressnot because incomes are up, but because their payment fell assuming property taxes did not rise too rapidly.
Similarly, a person in a variable rate mortgage in a rising rate environment has more payment stress while there is less payment stress in a falling rate environment.
In this sense, Black Knight also confuses affordability with decreasing mortgage stress on existing homeowners. Real median household incomes have been stagnant. Real home prices haven't. Lower mortgage payments of existing homeowners do not make homes more affordable. The Fed blew another housing bubble.
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